[mythtv-users] Is Wider better?

Scott Alfter mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Wed May 2 17:46:30 UTC 2007

Stroller wrote:
> On 30 Apr 2007, at 16:05, Peter A. Daly wrote:
>> I think I've decided to go the LCD computer monitor route rather than
>> the LCD TV route.  We watch exclusively (right now) SD recorded from
>> TV content.
>> Budget wise, it looks like a 22" widescreen or 20" (normal) display is
>> the choice it's coming down to.
>> Would I be better off with a 20" 4:3 display instead of a widescreen? 
>> The 22" widescreen seems like the obvious choice on the surface, but
>> since I mostly watch SD content, would I be better off with the 4:3 20"?
> This has got to be entirely your choice. Widescreen viewing is important
> to me, and I find letterboxed movies insufferably small on quite
> adequately-sized 4:3 screens.

Given how much non-HD stuff is letterboxed today, I think the equation is
tilted even further toward a widescreen display.  A sizable percentage of what
I watch gets scaled by MythTV to fill the screen.

I went from a 27" 4:3 flat tube to a 30" 16:10 LCD.  4:3 content shows up just
a little bit smaller than before, but anything that's widescreen or letterbox
gets much more screen space to play with.

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